Help needed - NEX-6 flash

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Radu Iordache
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Help needed - NEX-6 flash
Jan 22, 2013

Hello,

I have a good deal to buy a Sony HVL-F42AM along with a ADP-MAA adapter. Searching the internet for compatibility, I found a Sony table showing that from the 3 available flash metering systems, only one is available: ADI-not, TTL-not, P-TTL-yes.

HVL42 compatibilty chart: http://www.sony-asia.com/support/resources/en_AP/html/Compatibility/DSLR/Flash/sony/F42am.html

Similar tables show the same things for HVL-F43AM both for NEX-7 and NEX-6. This was a surprise for me because I remember reading about some folks here that are using with good results the 43AM on their NEX (I do not remember now if it was about 7 or 6).

HVL43 compatibilty chart: http://www.sony-asia.com/support/resources/ar_ME/html/Compatibility/DSLR/Flash/sony/F43AM.html

(Q1) However, I am pretty short on budget and I still have the chance to buy this 42AM + adapter so I would like to ask you how limiting is the lack of ADI & TTL metering on the NEX. Does anybody use 42AM on NEX-6/7 or even 43AM? (because from this point of view of available metering systems it is similar to 42AM).

From what I see, it seems that this issue is general - all NEX's with all Alpha DSLR flashes (even the 58AM shows the same available systems on the NEX) so I do not have to many options to have a big flash on my NEX.

(Q2) It will be the same with a Metz?

I would appreciate any input on this matter.

Thanks,

Radu

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